the-m-h-t-of-r asked: What are the best oils for infusing?
Sunflower oil and olive oil are great oils to start with and it’s easy to find both as organic oils too. My favourite infused oil to make is at John’s wort and I you use sunflower oil it goes a lovely bright red. Put the top 3 inches of fresh St. John’s wort plant and leave it in a glass jar by the window for 2 weeks in the sun. The light and gentle warmth extract the hypericin, the medicinal photochemical in the plant, into the oil. Hypericin is red and gives the oil a great colour. Strain the oil off and discard any water that will have sunk to the bottom of the jar (if you leave it in there it’ll make the oil go off quickly). It’s a great oil for muscle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shingles and for soothing the nervous system.
natural-minded-deactivated20140 asked: How long for a passionflower tincture to be ready? Also would you use a solution or just vodka? Also for tinctures do you prefer a vodka
Passionflower tincture will take 2 weeks until its ready to strain. You can make a solution from vodka and alcohol at about 25-30%. Personally I use organic grain alcohol, but vodka is just as good. Good luck!
Anonymous asked: Hello, I was wondering if you make bespoke tinctures?
Yes I do, have a look at www.earthmedicines.co.uk for more information or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements. Thanks
Blusher - Amanita rubescens
Edible but easily confused with other poisonous members of the Amanita family. The flesh becomes pinky when bruised or exposed to air. Another important identifying feature is the ridges on its ring, which the Panther cap (a toxic look-a-like) does not have. If you are picking any mushrooms from the Amanita family make sure you know what you are doing and be 100% sure of a mushroom’s ID before you eat it.